Tag: oral history

What I Learned Today 10/02/2014

Nonfiction/Opinion Writing Today I chose not to write about Dornob, but to write about a different article instead.Miss Judy sent my mom an article you can find at http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/08/21/children-autism-extra-synapses-brain/. It’s from Columbia University Medical Center and is titled “Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain: Maybe possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis.” This new drug basically makes…

What I Learned Today 10/01/2014

Nonfiction/Design/Architecture     Today in Dornob, multiple architects worked on a hillside home. Having a perfect view from the mountain, they incorporated multiple balconies and made all of it entirely out of soft wood. Even though it was just made of wood, they designed it to be a very modern home. Keyboarding I completed the first few levels of BBC…

What I Learned Today 9/26/2014

Today I continued to work on the rough draft of my 9/11 oral history essay. I got a lot of responses, and so that makes it REALLY long but good. Before I started, I organized my essay by clumping similar responses together. The steps of writing are pre-writing (brainstorming), drafting, editing, and revising. I’m at the drafting step. I had…

What I Learned Today 9/25/2014

We worked on more pre-algebra multiplication using the commutative, associative, and distributive rules. I completed Vocabulary Lesson 2 yesterday and wrote more of my essay. Today, I had to write a paragraph using all 15 of my vocabulary words correctly. Here is the paragraph I wrote: Once upon a time, somewhere lived an old man and his old wife. They…

What I Learned Today 9/23/14

This is really for two days: yesterday and today. That is why it is so long. I earned my Bobcat Badge in Cub Scouts! See it hanging from my pocket? At the pack meeting Friday, we did skits and are kettle desserts from the fire. We learned about camping procedures. I got to go up and receive my Bobcat Badge…

What I Learned Today 09/15/2014

Lord of The Flies Themes: Civilization & Innocence   Civilization Theme:
 1. Are Ralph and Piggy the only defenders of civilization on the island? What does “civilization” mean to them?   Anything that is “civilized” to Ralph is just something that an adult would do. He said it a lot in the book, so I think he believes it. Simon…